Building Regulations Part E on the transmission of sound in a building
Q: The communal exit/entrance door to my apartment block closes with a loud bang, and we have been told by the on site maintenance person that after he reduced the noise to an almost acceptable slam that there would be no further improvement or adjustment. Is it technically possible to close this door, onto its electronically controlled locking mechanism silently? Is there any legally enforceable noise level the management company should operate too, and do you have products that can achieve this?
A: Thank you for your interesting question. The answers are “yes”, and “sort of yes”. A heavy duty door closer like the Geze TS4000 adjusted correctly, is capable of closing your door strongly but silently. You can see how the adjustment is crucial to the correct operation of the door closer by watching our video here on the web site. Building Regulations Part E concern the transmission of sound within a building, there aren’t legally enforceable rules relating to door slamming, but the requirements of Part E are that noise which effects building users should be minimised as much as possible. Hope this helps!